This is one of those recipes that seems to have taken the internet by storm – so of course I had to try it! I was highly skeptical, because I didn’t think you could get crispy potato chips if you didn’t fry or bake them. It turns out I was wrong! These are incredible! We made tons of them, experimenting with different seasonings. Our house favorite is the dry rub I use for my Spice Grilled Chicken. A close second was parmesan garlic. You simply must try these, if you haven’t already!
Homemade Potato Chips – In the Microwave!
This is more of a method, than an actual recipe. Take 1 (or more) potatoes, scrub them and slice paper-thin (you can leave the skins on, or peel them). The easiest way to do this is with a mandolin – I don’t have one, so I used a sharp knife and cut them as thin as I could. Place the slices in a bowl of ice water and let sit for a few minutes. This helps remove the starch from the potatoes - this makes a crisper chip. Pat potato slices dry and place on a lightly oiled baking dish that fits in the microwave. I used an 8 x 8-inch dish. Sprinkle with salt and/or other desired spices. Cook on high (100% power) for 2 – 8 minutes (it all depends on how your microwave cooks, mine took 4 minutes for the first batch, 3 for each additional batch – thicker slices will take longer). The chips are done when they are browned and crisp. Remove carefully and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
The cost to make 4 potatoes into chips is $.97 (not including the spices) – not bad, but not as affordable as the store-bought kind. They do taste better and are a much healthier alternative! I really hope you try these – they are so very good!
What are your favorite “internet sensation” snacks? Do you make them often? I’d love to hear your ideas and tips!